Why do You need To Have a Proper Drainage Installation System?
There is no bigger threat to your asphalt surfaces than water. As summer is ending and the rainy Vancouver that we love and hate is soon approaching, there is no more important measure to be taken to avoid damage to your asphalt to invest in proper drainage installation.
If you live in the Greater Vancouver Area, you are probably well aware of the damage water can do. Anywhere your pavement holds water, the standing water will break down its integrity and cause damage. Over time water always wins. As a liquid, it can seep into any opening, no matter how small, then when it freezes and becomes solid, it expands. Before long, this process widens cracks, turning small problems into big ones.
Potholes, cracks, pavement edge drop-offs, and erosion result from puddles that continue to grow. Standing water deteriorates your asphalt by weakening the bonding between the binder, rock, and sand mixture that makes up the foundation. With a substandard drainage system, water below your asphalt surface builds up and weakens your pavement from the inside. This can cause it to shift upwards, creating potholes from the bottom up. As the water continues to cause deterioration and weakening, you are eventually left with extensive damage and a hazardous situation.